Thalamic Contributions to Anterograde, Retrograde, and Implicit Memory: A Case Study

@article{Hampstead2009ThalamicCT,
  title={Thalamic Contributions to Anterograde, Retrograde, and Implicit Memory: A Case Study},
  author={Benjamin M. Hampstead and Sandra P. Koffler},
  journal={The Clinical Neuropsychologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={1232 - 1249}
}
Learning and memory deficits are typically associated with damage or dysfunction of medial temporal lobe structures; however, diencephalic lesions are another common cause of severe and persistent memory deficits. We focus specifically on the thalamus and review the pathological and neuropsychological characteristics of two common causes of such damage: Korsakoff's syndrome and stroke. We then present a patient who had sustained bilateral medial thalamic infarctions that affected the medial… 

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